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Razzel Dazzel Cards
A.K.A. Underglazing
Directions written by Chia Wald

I learned this technique from Ruthann Gigliotti. Not knowing it's name I began calling it "Razzle Dazzel" (If you see one of these in person you will know why!) I've since learned that it is a technique named "Underglazing" that was developed by Mary Jo McGraw.

Cardstock ( 8 ½” x 5 ½”) for base
Mirrored paper or cardstock, (approximately 3 ¾” x 5”)
White tissue paper (4 ¼” x 5 ½”)
Self adhesive laminating sheet (4 ¼” x 5 ½”)
Clear acetate** ( 4 ¼” x 5 ½”)
Colored Crystal Lacquer* ( 2 or 3 colors)
Black Ink** (suitable for stamping on acetate)
Double stick tape or glue
Double stick foam tape

Marvey Metallic Markers
Magic Leaf
Embellishments such as tassels, buttons and beads

DIRECTIONS: 1. Begin with the piece of self-adhesive laminate. DO NOT REMOVE THE BACKING. Squirt 2 or 3 colors of Crystal Lacquer on the clear side. Swirl and spread the colors with your finger or a Q-tip any way you like. Don't over blend the colors or they will look muddy. You need to use enough lacquer to completely cover the laminate. It doesn’t need to be very thick but the color will be more intense where the lacquer is thickest. Sprinkle a small amount of glitter over the lacquer.

2. Tightly crumple up the piece of tissue paper and then smooth it back out. Lay the crinnkled tissue on top of the Crystal Lacquer and pat down firmly. You want to have an even contact with the lacquer but do not rub your fingers in a smoothing motion. (You don’t want to over blend the colors and you do want to maintain some of the wrinkles in the tissue.) Set aside to dry.

3. On the piece of acetate, stamp your image using the Ranger 213 ink.** Keep in mind that you will be cutting away the outer edges of this piece and need to keep your design towards the center.

4. At this point you can use the Marvey Metallic Markers to apply some color to the backside of the acetate, if desired. 5. When the lacquer is dry, peel the backing off of the laminating sheet. (If desired a few small flakes of Magic Leaf can be randomly placed on the adhesive at this time.)

6. Using the sticky side of the laminate, adhere it to the back of the acetate. Use your fingers to smooth the two pieces together to bond well.

7. Using scissors, trim the completed piece into a pleasing shape that will fit onto the mirrored piece of cardstock or paper.

8. Prepare the card for mounting: Fold the card stock in half. Using the double stick tape or glue, attach the mirrored piece to the face of the card. (The mirrored layer is important for getting the most "Dazzel" from your art. It bounces the light up through your design.)

9. Using 4 very small pieces of double stick foam tape, attach the acetate/laminate piece to the face of the mirrored stock. (The tape shows through a little so try to select areas behind the stamped design or pieces of foil leaf).

10. Add embellishments as desired.

* In place of colored Cyrstal Lacquer you can use clear Cyrstal Lacquer or Diamond Glaze with a few drops of re-inker.

** When making multiple copies I prefer to stamp my image onto white card stock then photocopy it onto 3M Transparency Film for Copiers

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